Rates of C. difficile infections have decreased 36 percent in hospitals across Canada, although the virulent NAP1 strain associated with severe illness and deaths is the most common strain, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Syrian military forces have discovered a network of long tunnels as well as underground makeshift field hospitals once used by foreign-sponsored militants, who controlled Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.
The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is short of more than 100,000 staff, and some hospitals are struggling to fill as many as 1,600 vacancies, according to new research that has sparked fresh fears about patient safety.
India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has suspended the head of a hospital where at least 60 children died, while the federal health minister on Sunday vowed action against the culprits, as state and hospital officials traded blame over funding matters.
In Massachusetts, a child who winds up in an emergency room — whether for a routine or a serious problem — is likely to be transferred to a second hospital for care, a ‘potentially concerning’ trend that’s being reported by physicians throughout the United States, researchers said.